How come it didn’t work?
Some of the tactics my folks used to get me to eat the right foods do not work on my son.
Either he is too smart, or I was really dumb.
All of a sudden he doesn’t like the crust on his bread. This is after I made it and packed it away in his backpack. Not wanting to unpack his lunch, I said “Hey bud, if you eat the crust it’ll put hair on your chest.”
His reply, “Dad, that’s gross.”
I unpacked the lunch and cut off the crust.
Kid 1, Dad 0
Homework and dinner……..half naked and with a tattoo.
My son ate a penny at school yesterday. I am now “turd diving” to find this penny. He wants to put it in his piggy bank once it passes. Gross. Being a parent rules!
Being a Parent
I would not trade fatherhood for anything in the world. Being a dad is one of the most gratifying experiences and I am very proud.
But man, can the tough times wear on you. Really, I have nothing to bitch about, and I don’t want to complain. Just need to write to release it from me.
My 4 year old over the past 3-4 days, has been real crabby. His schedule (between me and his mom) has not changed. His sleep patterns are normal. He is eating just fine.
But he really has had a hard time picking out his clothes and shoes. If it is not exactly as he wishes, he throws this huge tantrum. He was with his mom for the past few nights and she said the crying, kicking and screaming were tough on her. My ex and her husband had to hold him down this morning to get him dressed.
We came up with a solution. After his bath at night, he is to pick out his clothes for the next day. I tried this tonight. And suddenly, he likes nothing. We even fought over his pj’s. I finally had to leave him in his room crying. And it hurt to do that, but he needs to learn.
I am so glad my ex and I can co-parent well together. We talked twice today and were on the same page every time.
I hope the morning goes well. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I love my little buddy to pieces, just sometimes it is hard. But that is ok. It is teaching me patience.
Ice cream…..the solution to all parenting problems.